Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

These cauliflower “mashed potatoes” are filled with healthy vitamin C and folate, AKA vitamin B.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 leek, white only, cut in 4 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Pepper to taste


Break cauliflower into small pieces. In a large saucepan, steam cauliflower, garlic and leeks in water until completely tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Use a food processor to puree the vegetables until the texture resembles mashed potatoes. Process only a small portion at a time.

If you prefer a smoother texture, use a blender. Be sure to hold the blender lid on firmly with a dish towel. Add a little hot water if vegetables seem dry.

Stir in butter and olive oil. Add pepper to taste. Serve.

View the recipe on the Mayo Clinic’s website


Published on November 14, 2022